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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 55 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    I am tired of living.

    .. I really just want a friend... I am gonna sleep now... I wish someone cared...
    thecrystaltan thecrystaltan 16-17, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    deleted deleted 26-30 15 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    I'm almost 20 and I've been depressed

    since I was 13. Things have gotten better, then worse, then better, then so much worse again. I'm trying so hard to do everything I can to be okay again because my depression puts a strain on my relationship with my boyfriend who I love so dearly.
    healedbydamage healedbydamage 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    SamanthaCat23 SamanthaCat23 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 38 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    Downward Spiral...

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    kittysoftpaws kittysoftpaws 36-40, F 15 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    It's strange, even when I'm happy I still feel

    like there's this sort of sadness in me deep down
    psychh psychh 18-21, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am so lonely to the point im crying.

    No guy wants me. I've never been loved in my life. It's not fair how some people get to be loved and others don't. I have no one that cares about me. There just is no point. I can't even get a man
    ihatebeingblack44 ihatebeingblack44 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 55 Responses Jan 18

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 27 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 144 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    Getting teary eyed for no apparent reason.

    Sitting in bed, trying to revise and I'm suddenly all teary. Anyone else struggle with this. It makes me think I'm unbalanced and as such won't be able to hold down a full time job after graduation :-/ (diagnosed with depression, tablets, therapy, I got the whole lot)
    heygrace heygrace 26-30, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    Last week was horrible

    for me. I was very depressed so I started drinking again which made me feel even more depressed. I finally started feeling better the past two days, but I can just feel the depression sitting in the pit of my stomach.
    homesweethell homesweethell 31-35, M 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I am going on medication tomorrow.

    I was recently diagnosed with chronic depression and anxiety, also known as Dysthymia. Since the 4th grade, and I'm now a Junior in High School. Years of being told I was making it all up by my parents and to "get over my attitude", the school finally stepped in and told them I...
    vanstable123 vanstable123 16-17, M 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    I have worked really hard in my life to be

    where I am today. Now that I'm here, why am I not happy? :(
    Freethinker26 Freethinker26 26-30, M 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 34 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    They say it is never too late.

    You can overcome. The pain can be shifted through. We can shed the pain, ounce by ounce. They tell you of the end product. Of the freedom you will feel. But they lack to tell you of what you must endure. To get your freedom you must relive it all. You must face every demon, you...
    Alexz72 Alexz72 22-25, F 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    so my boyfriend recently broke up with me

    and just got back with me but said he has a crush on someone else I've been. crying for awhile now I don't know what to do I love this man he means everything to me.
    depressedqueen12 depressedqueen12 16-17, M 1 Response 41 mins ago

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    PanzerVor PanzerVor 16-17, M 11 Responses Mar 14

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    No matter how happy I am one day,

    the next morning I get dragged back into the black hole of depression.
    xmissunknownnx xmissunknownnx 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    Today has been an emotional mess.

    I went from focused and energized to sitting here on my couch with a strong urge to cry. nothing is wrong. :(
    cchavez84 cchavez84 31-35, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 22 Responses May 19, 2010

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    I have severe depression

    and I am self conscious.I cry every night and I've attempted suicide 2 times.Im not Comfortable in my own skin.I don't like my face I think I'm too fat.I haven't had a girlfriend in hell,like 2 years.Im an ugly piece of trash that's what I feel like.Ugh Depression Sucks
    BrandonDay BrandonDay 18-21, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    It's a long day, no sleep.

    I want to sleep don't get me wrong but I can't. I can't shut it off, I can't forget. My body aches, my head hurts. I met this guy but the only thing I can think of is when he's going to hurt me, when is he going to leave me, what does he want from me. Am I a pity case? Am I just...
    mynameisthatgirl mynameisthatgirl 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not want to see anyone else suffer the same way."
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 13

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    Good mood today and just want to say thank you

    EP, sometimes when I'm down and can't pull myself out, even just one response with someone being able to relate, really helped. The other day I cried myself to sleep. I hated it, that feeling of suffering, no one wants to feel. I already deleted my previous posts but pretty much...
    Tealismyname Tealismyname 26-30 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    I hate black people,

    and I believe hitler should have gas chambered blacks too, black people are behind every crime, they steal stuff from malls rob banks killing is another work done by blacks. I think black people shouldn't be counted as humans, God has created blacks to serve us, they should have...
    Aamir316 Aamir316 26-30, M 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    KoltonKnoch KoltonKnoch 16-17, M 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    This depression sucks everything I have

    that is suppose to be enjoyable and fills it with sadness, guilt, anger, and everything i don't want. It destroys me with thoughts I don't want to have. When I want to be happy, it reminds me that I'm not allowed to have fun or even enjoy the things in life. I want to be free...
    brknsilence79 brknsilence79 31-35, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 94 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    I really thought that what I'm going through

    right now would make things worse and send me down hill to rock bottom again. I thought my depression would take over and make me useless. But I had someone to talk to and be there for me and he saved me. He kept me strong. So if you see this Jordan I'm talking about you and...
    Waiting4Wings Waiting4Wings 18-21, F 12 hrs ago

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    (Picture attached) As I type this,

    I am quite upset at the moment... At the start of this year, I met a wonderful person on experienceproject when I was in the worst stages of my depression. She was the only one on this website that really offered to help. Due to my memory, I frequently forgot about this place...
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ 1 Response Feb 25

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 24 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 9 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 12 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    My dad says he doesn't believe

    that I could be battling depression because I'm not that kind of girl, I'm not weak. He doesn't know how wrong he is..
    garcia9 garcia9 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    It's hard to get back up.

    .. Especially when there's those ******* in your life...
    TheKittehWarrior TheKittehWarrior 22-25, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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